All are invited to this free, public lecture. Dr. Debbie Chasteen, William Jewell College professor of communication, will deliver the Carl. F. Willard Lecture titled "How Organizations Effectively Manage Public Relations Crises Using Balance Theory." Chasteen's discussion will examine recent public relations crises, exploring the options for managing these situations and illustrating how Heider's balance theory provides a good model for possible responses.

Named after former Jewell Trustee Carl F. Willard, the Willard Distinguished Teacher Award is granted each year to one outstanding Jewell educator. Faculty members are nominated for the award by a committee of peers and selected by the president and provost.


  • Occurs Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


William Jewell College

Yates-Gill College Union Room 221
Liberty, MO 64068

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